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‘Consider ecosystem-based approaches to climate adaptation’

Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it underpins can be the basis for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies as they can deliver benefits that will, according to the outcomes of a recent technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, increase the resilience of people to the impacts of climate change. The key ...

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FUTA workshop examines climate change causes, consequences

Sokoto_Flood

In an effort to broaden understanding of climate change and the capability for incorporating its issues into decision-making and policy development and implementation, the Federal University of Technology, Akure in collaboration with West African Science Service on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use  Graduate Research Programme – West African Climate Science (WASCAL GRP-WACS, FUTA centre) and the Department of Meteorology ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (8): Mitigation, adaptation best practices

PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

The main challenge, in general, is to keep climate change from becoming a catastrophe. To this end, two sets of measures have often been advocated for confronting climate change. These are mitigation measures (such as reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases and black soot) to prevent the degree of climate change from becoming unmanageable; and adaptation measures (such as building ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (7): How is nation responding to the challenge?

PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

The Government of Nigeria regards the challenge of climate change as inimical to its national sustainable development that must be squarely addressed. Thus, various national efforts have been put in place at all levels of governance to promote climate resilient environmental sustainability in the context of national development. However, Nigeria is yet to have a focused approach to developing and ...

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Switzerland targets 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Switzerland

Switzerland aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% relative to 1990 levels by 2030. At least 30% of this reduction must be achieved within Switzerland itself. The rest may be attained through projects carried out abroad. These objectives were approved by the Federal Council in November 2014 as part of the definition of the negotiation mandate for the climate ...

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Oxfam, NCF build farmers’ climate adaptive capacity

Tourists at the Omo Forest Reserve

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Oxfam are making efforts to improve small scale farmer’s resilience to climate change food security. Tagged: Farmers Field School (FFS), the initiative is aimed at preparing farmers to adapt to and cope with the negative effects of climate change. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the initiative in Omo J4 Forest Reserve, NCF’s Chief ...

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World Bank supports Brazil climate-friendly projects with $400 million

Candido Bracher

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $400 million financing package for Banco Itaú Unibanco, one of the largest banks in Brazil, to support projects that will help mitigate the effects of climate change. With IFC’s support, Itaú will finance renewable energy, water treatment, and energy efficiency projects, along with other initiatives that ...

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Group develops climate resilience strategy in local council

Windstorm!

In partnership with Amuwo Odofin Local Government (AOLG) in Lagos State and with support from the Heinrich Boll Foundation, Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI) has produced a participatory risk reduction and management strategy. As all local governments in Lagos face climate change risks, the strategy, according to CCDI’s Director of Programmes, Kofo Adeleke, could be used as a model ...

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Young people in Lima: Our lives are not for sale

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Chipinge, a district in Zimbabwe, is known for its magnificent scenery. It is believed to be part of the country with the highest rainfalls. That is where Joy Mlambo, a young professional working with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Zimbabwe, The Development Reality Institute, was born. She recollects how the hot climate and high rainfall used to be well suited to agriculture. ...

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Christiana Figueres: Climate finance flowing, but inadequate

Figueres

Climate financing across the globe has hit record high to about $650 billion in the last two years, but UN climate chief Christiana Figureres says it is not enough to meet the growing financial needs to tackle global warming. A new financial assessment report presented to at the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru puts the lower range of global ...

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